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School admissions - children starting Reception/F2 in September 2021

Our virtual open days have now taken place for children starting Reception in September 2021.

Please see our Virtual Tour

We understand that offer letters have now been sent by School Admissions, and we look forward to welcoming our September starters to Highwood Primary School.  We usually receive the details of our new starters in mid May and we will be in contact with you around the end of May/early June.   

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 0118 9265493. 

In year applications

Applications for admission to Highwood Primary School are handled by Wokingham Borough Council.  Whether you wish to apply for a place during the main admission round or if you are looking for a transfer mid-school year, contact the Primary Admissions Team:

Further information, including details of catchment areas and online applications can be found on the Wokingham Borough Council website.

Wokingham Borough Council website

Nursery admissions

Offer letters had been sent to our September 2021 starters by email. Please return the acceptance form by Friday 7th May. 

The school has its own Nursery and we admit children to our Nursery in the term after they turn 3. We have 52 morning places and 52 afternoon places. Children in the Nursery currently receive either a free entitlement of 15 hours a week or 30 hours for working parents, subject to certain criteria. The school accepts children whose parents wish to access the free 30 hours funding.

Parents can choose any combination of 5 sessions subject to availability i.e. 5 morning sessions or 5 afternoon sessions or 2 full days and 1 half day. If accessing a full day parents will need to pay for their child to be looked after during lunch time at the lunch club on top of payment for lunch. Parents not eligible for the 30 hours funding may also pay for additional sessions, subject to availability.  

May 2021 - Please note that the charges for lunch club and additional Nursery sessions are currently under review.

June 2021 - Please note that we are currently undertaking a review of our Nursery provision and the sessions that we offer. 

Nursery sessions run from; 

Morning session 8.45am to 11.45am
Afternoon sessions 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Lunch club 11.45am to 12.30pm

See the below chart for start times and offer dates;

If the child is born between:

They are eligible for a free part-time place in the term following their third birthdays:

Places offered

1 September and 31 December

Spring term

First week of July

1 January and 31 March

Summer term

First week of December

1 April and 31 August

Autumn term

First week of April

Please contact the school on 0118 9265493 to arrange a tour. Application forms can be collected from the school office, sent by post or downloaded below.